A Rodney Local Board proposal to introduce an annual targeted rate of $150 per dwelling for transport improvements will be up for discussion at a meeting in Wellsford in March.
It is anticipated the targeted rate would raise $41 million and pay for park-and-rides in Warkworth and Kumeu, an improved bus service in Kumeu and provide a bus service for Riverhead. It would also fund additional road sealing and footpaths across Rodney.
Local Board members will explain the proposal at the meeting as part of a month-long public consultation process on the Board’s draft budget.
The consultation process runs from February 28 to March 28.
If approved, the Board budget will form part of Auckland Council’s 10-year budget.
Members of the public wanting to make submissions on the budget can go to akhaveyoursay.nz, which will be live from February 28. Other proposals in the Rodney budget include funding the first stage of a multisport building at Warkworth Showgrounds and funding for community initiatives to improve the Warkworth town centre.
The Wellsford meeting will be held at the Wellsford District Community Centre, 1 Matheson Road, on March 13 at 6pm.